I am going through some transitions in my teaching path, and really listening to what my heart desires to offer. I have only been teaching since May of 2017, and I began with teaching a variety of different classes (Hatha, Flow, Ashtanga-based Vinyasa). It was great to explore different styles, and to develop my unique teaching voice while doing so. I have realized that I have such a pull, connection, passion, and understanding for teaching Yin Yoga. This being said - I have not yet actually taken a Yin Teacher Training course. However, I have taken the Yin components of 3 different 200hour trainings. And, I have been making my way through "The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga" - Thank you Bernie! And quite honestly....my body, mind and spirit - are all guiding me to continue teaching the Yin path. I have since changed one of my Hatha evening classes strictly to Yin, and I am feeling so much more connected and authentic in teaching.
So.....my question here is....
How many of us out here are solely Yin Yoga teachers? A lot of studios I have been to, have teachers who teach all different styles, rotating back and forth from class to class. I don't know if this is a silly question.... - but is it common for individuals to ONLY want to teach Yin? Is that where some of us here on this site, are in the same boat? I have so many different questions that could tie into this one.....is it OK to seek positions in studio, offering yourself as a Yin teacher only?
I am still teaching a Sunrise Flow class once a week - and I do really enjoy it - but there is something so different while I am teaching.....something only my heart can explain.
Is there any advice, from any teachers, who have made the decision to study, learn, live and follow the Yinside of offering/teaching?
I know this may be a question that has been dragged on......but I am super curious as to any insights that there may be on this topic! And maybe it seems so raw to me, as I am just having this realization --- after years of envisioning myself as a Vinyasa Flow teacher....and now to understand something so very different. I am daydreaming of holding meditation / reflective Yin workshops and retreats.
Haha. Oh Boy!!! Thank you everyone! And thank you Bernie